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by Silverdragon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: A Few Font Anomalies
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: A Few Font Anomalies

Simplified Chinese? So that's what it is. I'd wondered. I'll try Monaco, but some Mac characters are coming from Lucida Grande (tried some new ones.) I don't have a problem with the substitutions in places like the synopses which are plain text anyway, as long as I have a way to output hard copy whe...
by Silverdragon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

Thank you, Mark! I'm always fascinated by this sort of thing. And don't get me started on editors… Writing fiction to the Chicago Manual of Style is wrong. Just wrong. P.S. I had to modify my accent to General Midwestern (the closest thing in the USA to RP) to make myself understood in Massachusetts...
by Silverdragon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

I think my non-Southern friend was confused by group specifications; as you describe them they make sense and fit what I remember. My family left when I was 12 for Oklahoma, where a noticeably different dialect is spoken, and until I learned to speak it I was teased a lot.
by Silverdragon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

No kidding. If I ever have to speak to a monarch, I'll need a grammar coach. :D
by Silverdragon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

In Swedish we have a singular ’you’ (du) and a plural ’you’ (ni) who was also used for singular persons when one was speaking to someone outside the family or close friends. But then there was a swift change in the late 1960s when ’du’ was suddenly accepted throughout society. But we never used plu...
by Silverdragon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

I concede the point. My painful experience with made-up gender neutral pronouns was from 70's science fiction ("heesh").
by Silverdragon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: A Few Font Anomalies
Replies: 2
Views: 120

A Few Font Anomalies

A few unexpected things happen in iPhone Scrivener v iPad Scrivener v Mac Scrivener with respect to fonts. I suspect this comes down to differences—possibly bugs—in Apple's TextKit, but I'll make L&L and the forum iOS community aware of them. :D ⋅ Strangeness with glyph substitutions i...
by Silverdragon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

PS. "...them..."? "...their..."? I’m not of royal birth. I always thought "he" or "she" and "his" or "her" were used for singular persons, but what do I know. Maybe your English lexicon says otherwise. On the contrary, it was this aside th...
by Silverdragon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

I would add that singular they doesn't sound weird at all to a Costal Bend Texan. It may look a little strange written, but only because we're not used to it.
by Silverdragon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Sync with External Folder iOS to Android
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Sync with External Folder iOS to Android

Ah. That's probably best. If you can't avoid putting Android in the workflow, and your Mac is involved (which wasn't clear to me from your original post) safest to have External Folder sync for both. Speaking of which, when you've got EFS up and running be sure that you've closed your document and D...
by Silverdragon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

Re: Pronouns I'm always reminded that "he" and "man" are related and that "man" has alternated over time to refer to males or all the people. Given that, "he" can be used without sexism or misgendering, or whatever the proper term is to avoid, um, misgenderin...
by Silverdragon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Sync with External Folder iOS to Android
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Sync with External Folder iOS to Android

Here's a thing you can do with Android on one machine and iOS on the other, that won't risk your project. Instead of using External Folder sync, you can do some of what EFS does manually. Set up a folder on Dropbox somewhere well away from where you store your projects. Call it Scratch Pad (if only ...
by Silverdragon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Sync with External Folder iOS to Android
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Sync with External Folder iOS to Android

That all sounds scary. It was intended to. :wink: I'm a retired developer, and I wouldn't touch it with a ten meter cattle prod. Oh, I could do it and might even be able to doctor the Binder file to lower the possibility of corruption, but why take a chance? I have better things to do with my time ...
by Silverdragon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile
Replies: 30
Views: 484

Re: Page Numbering/Front Matter/Compile

Hurrah for Sweden! Seriously. But the use of "they" as a gender-neutral pronoun actually has a long history in English, going back to at least Shakespeare. In later centuries agreement in number became more important, hence the use of "he" as default, but teachers always had to c...
by Silverdragon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Using the corkboard to make one card go "under" another?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Using the corkboard to make one card go "under" another?

Scrivener->Preferences...->Behaviors->Dragging & Dropping. Tick "Allow drop ons in corkboard".

Hope this helps!